Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Driver Used Blue Flashing Lights 'To Feel Safer'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Driver Used Blue Flashing Lights 'To Feel Safer'

Article excerpt

A YOUNG driver who bought blue flashing lights from the internet and drove around with them on his car has been hauled into court.

Andrew Norris, 22, claimed he needed the lights as 'protection' after he was attacked in 2017.

But he was arrested and prosecuted for the unusual offence of using 'a warning beacon' illegally on a car.

A more serious charge of impersonating a police officer was dropped.

The bizarre incident unfolded when a woman saw a Vauxhall Insignia approaching from behind her with blue flashing lights on Cow Lane in Sale at around 10.30pm on June 17 last year, a court was told.

She immediately pulled over to allow it to pass, but when it pulled alongside her she saw the car was full of 'non-uniformed' men. …

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